Daraa Governorate

Daraa Governorate (Arabic: مُحافظة درعا / ALA-LC: Muḥāfaẓat Dar‘ā) is one of the fourteen governorates (provinces) of Syria. It is situated in the south-west of the country and covers an area of 3,730 km2. It is bordered by Jordan to the south, Quneitra Governorate and Israel to the west, Rif Dimashq Governorate to the north and As-Suwayda Governorate to the east. The governorate has a population of 998,000 (2010 census office estimate). The capital is the city of Daraa.

Daraa Governorate
مُحافظة درعا
Map of Syria with Dar'a highlighted
Map of Syria with Dar'a highlighted
Coordinates (Daraa): 32°54′N 36°12′E / 32.9°N 36.2°E / 32.9; 36.2Coordinates: 32°54′N 36°12′E / 32.9°N 36.2°E / 32.9; 36.2
Country Syria
Manatiq (Districts)3
 • GovernorLouay Khareta[1]
 • Total3,730 km2 (1,440 sq mi)
 • Total1,027,000
 • Density280/km2 (710/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
ISO 3166 codeSY-DR
Main language(s)Arabic

Several clashes have occurred within the governorate throughout the Syrian civil war.


The governorate is divided into three districts (manatiq). The districts are further divided into 17 sub-districts (nawahi):

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "President al-Assad issues decrees appointing new governors for four Syrian provinces". SANA. 2021-11-17. Retrieved 2021-11-17.

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